Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Caruso, Enrico

(1873-1921), Italian tenor, studied voice at the school of Father Giuseppe Bronzetti, then studied privately, debut at the Teatro Nuora, Naples in 1894, led to engagements all over Italy, sang at Covent Garden, La Scala, NY Met, his standard repertory encompassed 59 operas. He possessed one of the most beautiful tenor voices of the world has ever known. A film of his life,"The Great Caruso" with Mario Lanza, was made in 1950.

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